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Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant

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200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 1111
Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been to scratchleys multiple times in the past and never had a problem yet we went on the weekend and it was awful. I had the hot and cold platter for one and my wife had the surf and turf. The steak was barely chewable and had two prawns on top with three pieces of... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Celebrated my father in laws 93rd Birthday, we visited on the first day of the new renovations at battle sticks. The views are always magnificent here, the service was good as they where still finding their feet. The food was fantastic, I'd does take a bit to impress me as I have been a chef for over 30 years. I... More 

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Thank BKelb
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a mediocre meal last night. Two of us ordered tuna and specifically asked for it to be served rare. Unfortunately it was dry and overcooked. Same with the blue eye cod which was quite tough. We had two bottles of Hunter Valley semillon and had to beg the waitress to serve it in decent and clean glasses.

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Thank williamandmyrna
Dubbo, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Seafood platters were poor, and they say FRESH, Crab was frozen, and had very argumentive and rude staff... very over priced and over rated

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This has always been one of my favourite restaurants but it's been a while since I have been there. The service was very slow. Food was very flavoursome but very over priced. The scallops worked out at about $6 each and they were quite small. The garlic bread was cremated. The view as always is great.

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Thank Kerry T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood platter was so fresh & although there were lots eating there service was fast & staff very friendly

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Thank Jenelle T
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food, drinks, service and located right on the waterfront with great views. Really can't fault this place. Enjoyed a seafood platter for two, beautiful wine and an espresso martini. The staff were all very friendly and despite being quite a busy Friday night we didn't wait very long for drinks or food.

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Thank Cathy L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Scratchleys on the weekend and we asked for a table near the window and they said they would try there best. Needless to say we arrived and of course there was no table near the window which really annoyed us. We were then sat at a table which was far too small it could not even hold... More 

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ten of us dined here three weeks ago. The seafood was excellent. We ordered three seafood platters and there was so much we couldn't finish them. I am a dead loss as I don't eat seafood but the rest of my party raved about the quality and the variety of seafood. I had the crumbed chicken which was fine if... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This very poor review is in stark contrast to the meals served in there restaurant itself! (See my review of 'dining in'). I chose the fish and chips for a late lunch, paid for the order and then had a lengthy wait for the order to be filled. The single piece of fish was 'smallish' and had little taste. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 1111

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Newcastle, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?